JHS Receives Grant from Alley Cat Allies to Assist First Coast Families During COVID-19

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Jacksonville Humane Society Receives Grant to Assist Families on the First Coast during COVID-19 from Alley Cat Allies


Jacksonville, Florida (4/3/2020): The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is a recent recipient of a $5,000 grant awarded by Alley Cat Allies. The grant will support the Pet Safety Net program, which provides resources to families in times of acute crisis. JHS was one of 12 organizations in the nation to receive support from Alley Cat Allies, which has also said that more support will be announced as the crisis evolves.

JHS also received support from the organization for Alley Cat Allies Feline Frenzy® events, which offered free spay and neuter for community cats in Jacksonville. JHS held 7 frenzies from August 2019 to March 2020 and altered a total of 863 cats.

“Alley Cat Allies have been true friends to cats and caretakers in Jacksonville,” said Denise Deisler. “From helping us combat the kitten crisis with spay and neuter earlier this year to helping JHS meet the increasing demand for our services as job loss surges for pet owners in our community, we are truly grateful for their support.”

“This is an emergency on

a scale that we have never before seen for the world’s animal shelters, rescue organizations and everyone who cares for cats,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “We must find a way to continue providing food and medical care for all cats even as so much of the rest of our world comes to a stop. Many organizations are dealing with sudden and severe shortages of food, staffing and money. We are doing everything we can to provide direct assistance and critical information to support those who areperforming daily miracles so the cats in their care will survive.”

JHS will use the grant for medical care, vaccinations, food and other expenses. The Pet Safety Net program, established in 2012 by JHS, is the largest of its kind in northeast Florida, serving more than 3,500 families every year by keeping pets in homes with their loving owners.


About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at www.jaxhumane.org.


About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats through its innovative, cutting-edge programs. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has grown into a powerful force with over half a million supporters. The organization has helped and inspired countless individuals, communities and other organizations to save and improve the lives of cats and kittens worldwide. Alley Cat Allies works with lawmakers, animal shelters and advocates to change attitudes and advance lifesaving policies that best serve the interests of cats. Alley Cat Allies’ website is www.alleycat.org, and the organization is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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